Name: Professor Pearce
Photo one Evaluation
Motion control can be used to freeze a moving subject
to capture something that the eye can't see or analyze. Motion can also
be used to blur moving subjexts to create a ghostly or surreal image.
Demonstrate your ability to capture the same subject with both frozen
and blurry motion.
Produce additional images (both frozen and blurry) where motion is an
important component to make the images strong.
Submit two strong examples of image pairs showing both freeze and blur.
Make an animated gif file showing the change from frozen to blurry.
Submit two strong examples of images where frozen motion is an important
component of the image.
Submit two strong examples of images where blurry motion is an important
component of the image.
Professor,Here is your evaluation of the Motion Control
Grading based on 4pt scale with +or- points
You tried to blur motion in direct sunlight and had overexposure
(this is an alert if there was a serious problem with the exercise -
only shows up when filled in)
Effort: Number shot, variety of times, subjects, and locations
(+ -) ~ -0.1
Technical-: Focus, exposure, AV mode to change f/stop and
shutter speed (10%)~
Formal: Creativity, point of view, composition, lighting,
subject (40%) ~ 3
Goal -Motion: Meeting requirements and achieving the assignment
goal on time (50%) ~ 3
Self Evaluation: Eval form, assesment of shoot ~ (+ -)
Workflow: Renaming, rating, organizing folders ~ (+ -)
Class work: in-class demo , create gif animation ~ (+ -)
Total Score: 3.0000000000000004
Missed Classes: 28
(this will show how many total classes you
Professor, you did well. keep
applying yourself .
You captured frozen motion well but your subjects for the blurry photos
don't show the effect of a slow shutter speed
Effort - you shot everything in 1 hr, you didn't rename your files
You may re-do or add to the assignment within one week if you misunderstood
or need to improve. (see me)
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions or concerns.
1) Find a subject that is moving in moderate light. Direct
sunlight is too bright to allow slow shutter speeds. If the light is
too dim, you won't be able to freeze the motion with a fast shutter
speed. Cloudy or shady outdoor light and bright indoor light should
work best. The light in our classroom is just about right. Your subject
should be predictable and consistent. When starting out you should simplify
what you shoot. Pick something that won't stop or move away as you set
up to shoot. The lighting should also be consistent.
If you subject is lighter or darker than ""medium gray"" make exposure
value adjustments to get the correct exposure. Make sure your white
balance is correct.
2) Set up your tripod and compose your photograph, framing to concentrate
on the motion and eliminate distracting elements. You will make multiple
exposures at different shutter speeds without moving the camera.
3) Set your camera to ""aperture priority"" and check the exposure settings.
4) First Exposure - Adjust your lens opening (f/stop) to the smallest
opening (highest number) like f/16.
This will require a long shutter speed to give you the proper exposure.
5) Second Exposure -Change your lens opening to the largest opening
(lowest number) like f/2 or f2.8
In aperture priority your shutter speed will change to get the proper
Your shutter speed should be much faster. Make your second exposure.
If the lighting is not optimal, you might have to change the ISO to
use the largest and smallest lens openings.
Now repeat this sequence with at least one additional subjects, try
for variety. Total of 9 exposures.
Phase Two~ Experiment with different motion control techniques.
You don't need to bracket these shots.
Remember the techniques we discussed in class- Panning the camera, extra
long exposures and fast shutter speed to freeze motion.
Shoot a variety of images to try out the different effects. Save your
mistakes to try to learn about the way timing affects images.
You will select the best of your photos to share in class."